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Eighth WNY Basketball Showcase set for Oct. 7

Great news from the local members of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.

The BCANY, in conjunction with ADPRO Sports, is hosting the eighth annual WNY Basketball Showcase Exposure Event for high school boys on Sunday, Oct. 7 at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster starting at 9:15 a.m.

Former Williamsville South coach Al Monaco, who was controversially fired from his job last month, was hugely involved with the conception and the carrying out of the showcase. It's good to see that the BCANY has gotten involvement from his fellow local coaches to keep an exceptional event going forward.

Last year the event sold out all 60 available spots for the seventh straight year. The event was attended by 28 college coaches, who attended the showcase to evaluate this area’s best high school basketball talent.

In order to provide for each player to receive a legitimate evaluation by the college coaches, the showcase is limited to the first 60 players on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $70. The event is open to all high school players as long as they have previous varsity experience. Local BCANY representatives are sending forms to area coaches. The deadline for registration is Oct. 1 so that player information can be printed in the college coaches program booklet.

For more information, contact former Pioneer coach and current D'Youville assistant Mike Haskell at 984-4371 or; or Depew coach Larry Jones at 686-5005 ext. 2102 (work), (585) 746-8327 or

---Keith McShea

(@KeithMcSheaBN on Twitter)

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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